The events that have unfolded in Charlottesville is disgusting. It makes me sick to my stomach that nazis in America exist. I want to make two things very clear about this situation before I go further.
- I support the right to demonstrate and protest. It’s something that is non-negotiable in America – the right to gather freely and openly to speak your mind, even if I disagree with what you’re saying.
- I voted for Donald Trump. Yes, I voted for President Trump and I do not regret doing so. That isn’t the important part, but for the sake of full transparency, I think it’s important for you to know how I aligned myself int he 2016 elections.
While I support your right to protest/demonstrate, rioting is not okay.
I said the same thing when it comes to the aftermath of the 2016 election riots. I think it’s one of the most beautiful and patriotic things to do in America. Protesting and demonstrating and standing up for what you believe in is amazing. However, turning those demonstrations into riots is a massive violation of the agreement we have as Americans.
I am willing to let you walk down the street and spew your nonsense. I am not willing to let you destroy property or threaten lives. Doing either one of those is a huge violation of basic American policy. We protest we don’t destroy. Even the Bostin Tea Party was outrageous if you think about the property damage that was caused.
Mr. President; now is your chance to set an example.
President Trump, for months following the 2016 election, you mentioned that former President Obama and Hillary Clinton should send a message out to their supporters and the rioters in the street to go home or at least stop rioting. Here is your chance to do something they didn’t. This very moment, you can call a press conference and in that conference, you can say clearing that you denounce this riot. Not only that, you can clearly urge any Trump Supporters who are also aligning themselves with the nazi movement to either denounce their support of you or their support of the nazi movement. Set the example. Be the bigger man. Try to unify the country. Show the world that you really are not racist or a white supremacist.
President Trump, you need to speak up.
Or at least Tweet this message.